[pkg-dhcp-devel] Bug#681698: /sbin/dhclient: make updating /etc/resolv.conf configurable, make setting default gw configurable

folkert folkert at vanheusden.com
Sun Jul 15 18:26:45 UTC 2012

Package: isc-dhcp-client
Version: 4.2.2.dfsg.1-5
Severity: wishlist
File: /sbin/dhclient


If you ever feel the need to do some coding, I have a couple of suggestions for dhcp:
- make updating resolv.conf switchable, so that you can prevent it from doing so
- make setting the default gateway switchable

This can be accomplished by manually editting /sbin/dhclient-script but that gives problems if you e.g. want to get def gw on eth0 via dhcp (but not on eth1).

-- System Information:
Debian Release: wheezy/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 3.4.0 (SMP w/6 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=locale: Cannot set LC_ALL to default locale: No such file or directory
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages isc-dhcp-client depends on:
ii  debianutils      4.3
ii  iproute          20120319-1
ii  isc-dhcp-common  4.2.2.dfsg.1-5
ii  libc6            2.13-33

isc-dhcp-client recommends no packages.

Versions of packages isc-dhcp-client suggests:
pn  avahi-autoipd  <none>
pn  resolvconf     <none>

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